T’Puram, Thrissur corps told to pay Rs 19 crore for poor waste management

  • | Saturday | 16th November, 2019

By Express News ServiceTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Lapses in waste management may cost Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur corporations dear as the State Pollution Control Board has issued notices directing them to pay a hefty fine totalling `19.15 crore as environmental compensation. Local Self-Government Minister A C Moideen told the Assembly that Thiruvananthapuram and Thrissur corporations, Kalamassery municipality and various local bodies of Idukki district have been issued notices by the board. Thiruvananthapuram was asked to pay `14.59 crore for not processing 187.8 tonnes of waste daily, while Thrissur `4.56 crore for not processing 80 tonnes of waste. The amount was fixed after assessing the environmental damage the local bodies caused. The exact compensation fixed for Kalamassery and local bodies in Idukki was not mentioned.

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